Wedding venues in Hampshire and Dorset

Choosing the perfect Hampshire or Dorset wedding venue is an exciting part of your wedding planning. There is a huge choice of venue types in Hants and Dorset including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.

Take a look at Hampshire or Dorset wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.

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BOSC Cricket Pavilion

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Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. We are here to help make your day special. Choose from an indoor or outdoor ceremony on the terraces and enjoy your first meal as a married couple upstairs in our beautifully modern function room.

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Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel

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Amazing Wedding Venue in Bournemouth

We have a fabulous range of pricing offers and packages available here at the Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel. A lovely wedding venue that can cater for wedding parties, receptions and civil ceremonies.

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Chesil House

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Chesil House provides an exquisite location with secluded gardens, stunning riverside views and beautifully appointed rooms – nestled in the heart of Winchester – a perfect setting for your special day.

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God’s House Tower

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God’s House Tower (GHT) is a stunning multi-purpose venue at the south eastern entrance to Southampton’s historic and beautifully-preserved Old Town, located at Town Quay Road on the edge of the city centre. Set within the city’s medieval defensive walls, GHT offers a unique glimpse into Southampton’s past, and after an extensive and sensitive refurbishment is now thriving in its present day incarnation as a cutting-edge arts, heritage and events venue.

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Hale Park

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With a few weekends still available for 2023, Hale Park is an exclusive wedding venue in the South of England. A stately home that was built as a home but with the space and flexibility to allow you to transform this blank canvas creating a day that is yours alone. With few restrictions, Hale Park can be the honouring of your union and your treat for your friends, making a memory to last forever.

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Key West Bar

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Key West is a beautiful, unique venue located at the end of Bournemouth Pier. Transformed from a stunning theatre, Key West is now a one-of-a-kind coastal wedding setting with panoramic coastal views.

Key West's position, 200 metres out to sea, at the end of the iconic Bournemouth Pier offers unrivalled views that will take your breath away. A spectacular circular venue, spacious dance floor and large panoramic windows allow you to indulge in the magnificent bay views.

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Leweston Enterprises

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A historic Manor house set in 46 acres of stunning landscaped gardens with unrivalled views of the Dorset countryside beyond. The imposing Manor offers flexible spaces that will make your day unique and memorable.

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Romsey Golf Club Limited

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At Romsey Golf Club we have a warm and friendly team of staff to ensure that your event runs to plan in the most efficient and courteous manner.

We pride ourselves on offering a welcoming environment for your special day. Stunning views, unique location Personally designed quotes for your special day. Your vision, your style, your day. We make it happen.

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Sandford Springs Golf Club

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Sandford Springs Hotel and Golf Club is located in the beautiful Hampshire countryside between Newbury & Basingstoke, offering the perfect setting for your wedding day.

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The Angel Hotel

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The Angel Hotel is nestled in the picturesque South Downs near the Meon Valley and is definitely one of Hampshire’s hidden gems when it comes to Hotels.

With its 39 Bedrooms, ease of access and multiple car parking spaces plus a spacious Restaurant, it’s long been a popular place for those in the know.

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The Gurkha Museum

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The McDonald Gallery is a magnificent function room within The Gurkha Museum. The Gallery houses the Museum’s unique and extremely valuable picture, silver, medal and badge collections and as such is an integral part of the Museum display area. The Gallery also features two Victoria Crosses on display. It is used for exhibitions and education workshops and is available to hire for private functions.

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The Royal Maritime Hotel & Club

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Tie the knot at this one-of-a-kind venue and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the maritime city. Situated in Old Portsmouth, close the historic dockyard and Gunwharf Quays, the Royal Maritime Hotel & Club is steeped in history and provides an original setting for a wedding with a difference.

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The Spinnaker Tower

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Surrounded by stunning seascapes stretching up to 23 miles this unique and truly inspirational venue will provide an unforgettable day for you, your family and friends. Spinnaker Tower is the perfect setting for exquisite ceremonies and exclusive receptions.

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Winchester Cathedral

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The Cathedral’s historic buildings and beautiful gardens offer a perfect setting for any event you wish to host, including, wedding receptions, social gatherings, business meetings and conferences. Whatever your food and drink requirements, our in-house catering team will be happy to help.

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Wedding venues in Hampshire and Dorset - Related Wedding News

Balmer Lawn Hotel is offering a new wedding package

With the increased pace of life, couples are limited to the time spent on necessary wedmin to plan their day. That's why Balmer Lawn Hotel is now offering the Everything but the Dress Package, which starts from £11,500 for 60 loved ones. The team aims to take the stress away by giving couples a head start in the planning process by booking their core suppliers at the same time as their venue. The team has hand-picked companies based on the quality provided and how their services complement the beautiful spaces at Balmer Lawn Hotel. The package is perfect for pairs with a budget in mind, and it allows them to relax knowing that these services are included in one cost. The inclusive package consists of a drinks reception with canapés circulated while guests mingle and sip on champagne.

Posted: 18 August 2022

RNLI College is the perfect wedding setting

Overlooking Holes Bay, the RNLI College is a bright and modern venue with a fabulous waterfront setting on the edge of Poole Harbour. Licensed for ceremonies, couples have a choice of attractive rooms with bay views for the vows. The ground-floor Waterfront Suite has direct access to the sea terrace right by the water's edge – it's a great space for post-vows drinks. With the RNLI lifeboats moored on the pontoons, it's the perfect backdrop for standout photos. The suite can accommodate up to 150 peoples for wedding breakfasts and an extra 50 in the evenings. For more intimate events, the Harbour View Suite provides a romantic setting for celebrations. Those who book the venue for their special day will be offered a complimentary wedding-night stay in a harbour view bedroom.

Posted: 16 August 2022

The Guildhall Winchester is now open for wedding bookings

Spiral Events is excited to announce that The Guildhall Winchester is now open for wedding bookings. The team is delighted to be working alongside the venue as they're true supporters of this grand and historical building built in 1871. Located in the heart of the city centre amongst the bustling high street, the property stands proudly overlooking both Abbey Gardens and Saint Giles Hill. From the truly English gardens next door, to the grand front steps of the gothic building, the venue will make the most beautiful backdrop to all photographs.

Posted: 9 August 2022

The UK's most popular wedding venues

Here in the UK we're truly blessed with ample gorgeous wedding venues offering couples tying the knot in this country such variety; from historic castle to beach-side hotels, Victorian manor houses to tree houses and woodland weddings - the options really are endless. The wedding financial experts at analysed TripAdvisor to reveal the venues with the most mentions of 'weddings' in their reviews and then used Instagram data to discover which ones have been shared the most on the platform and ranked them from highest to lowest to reveal the most popular in the UK.

Posted: 4 August 2022

The Kings Arms is the perfect location to exchange wedding vows

Set in the heart of Christchurch, this cosy Georgian boutique hotel boasts a wealth of charm. The perfect coastal Dorset retreat enjoys fabulous views of Christchurch Castle, the town's priory and the River Avon. Blending traditional character with contemporary designs, it has 20 luxury rooms and is home to foodie heaven The Kings Arms Restaurant. Opposite the main hotel building, the venue has its own traditional bowling green and a picture-perfect pavilion, which has been lovingly restored and transformed into a beautiful New England-style wedding space.

Posted: 2 August 2022

Award win for New Forest venue

Located in the New Forest, Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa has taken home an award for the best Large Wedding Venue, and the team couldn't be happier. The hotel's wedding coordinator, Ruth Mundy, says, "We pride ourselves on our customer service here at the hotel, especially for weddings. We go above and beyond to ensure all parties are treated to an experience of only the highest standards. Our happy couples can expect respect, quality, and everlasting memories upon their visit to our luxury New Forest escape."

Posted: 16 June 2022

Winter packages released for Hampshire venue

Nestled in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, Sandford Springs Hotel & Golf Club has released a Winter Wedding Package for December nuptials with 70 loved ones from only £4,999. Set between Newbury and Basingstoke, the property offers a peaceful setting for all celebrations. The landscaped grounds and elegant interior provide a winning combination for memorable occasions. Guests will travel down the tree-lined driveway to the magnificent clubhouse and fall in love with the venue. With the option of mulled wine, mince pies and various festive decorations, couples will be walking through a winter wonderland on their special day.

Posted: 14 June 2022

Michelmersh Manor Farm launching new accommodation

Set in the heart of the Test Valley, Michelmersh Manor Farm is launching new self-catering accommodation that's perfect for pre-wedding getaways. The family-run company has converted a 274-year-old barn into two units for guests to enjoy. The first has two en suite bedrooms and a downstairs toilet, while the other has a king-sized bed on the ground floor for those that can't manage the stairs and a double bedroom upstairs. Both areas have fully equipped kitchens, wood-burners and cosy furniture. To create an even more fun experience, the company has provided puzzles, games, books and a leaflet of local walks available.

Posted: 2 June 2022

South Downs' venue's summer relaunch

Nestled in the picturesque South Downs near the Meon Valley, The Angel Hotel will be relaunching this summer! The venue is one of Hampshire's hidden gems and will provide couples with the perfect location for weddings. The team will proudly showcase the fabulous new function space, The Nicholson Suite, which can accommodate 110 people. With a new glass-roofed atrium, a private entrance and a purpose-built bar, this space will most certainly make an impression. In addition to a remodelled Bridal Suite and landscaped grounds, the venue will prove popular with couples planning their wedding for late 2022 and 2023.

Posted: 25 May 2022

Exchange vows in this hidden gem in Dorset

If you're looking for something far from the madding crowd, check out this hidden gem. Tucked away in a secluded valley, weddings take place at West Axnoller Farm, a sprawling estate in the heart of the Dorset countryside close to the unspoilt beaches of the Jurassic Coast. You can tie the knot and celebrate afterwards in the bright and modern converted barn, a spacious industrial chic setting with large glass doors providing panoramic views of the valleys beyond and room for up to 220 guests. The charming courtyard outside includes an elegant marquee and custom-built pergola surrounded with greenery and delicate white drapes; perfect for romantic 'I dos'.

Posted: 11 May 2022